Illnesses can happen suddenly anytime of the year and lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms. Too often, patients with acute illnesses don’t get the treatment they need to alleviate symptoms. The good news though is that First Call Urgent Care is ready to provide rapid acute illness treatment for a wide range of painful and uncomfortable symptoms.
If you know that you have an acute illness that requires treatment, please call us directly at 410-730-3399 or schedule an appointment by using this link. However, patients that aren’t sure if they require acute illness treatment, or if they even have an acute illness, should take some time to learn more:
What are acute illnesses? What are the symptoms?
The most basic definition of an acute illness or injury is when a patient suddenly experiences any symptoms including onset pain, discomfort, dizziness, or other types of discomfort. Types of sudden illnesses and injuries that are considered “acute” include the following bacterial infections and injury categories:
- Asthma attacks
- Broken bones or fractures
- Bronchitis or respiratory infection
- Skin irritation, sunburn, and acute burns.
- Common cold and influenza
Acute illnesses are a wide category of medical events that usually result from long-term chronic diseases. The difference being that acute illnesses are temporary and likely to heal in a few days, while chronic diseases are usually permanent.
Can I get illness and injury treatment at a local urgent care center?
The short answer is yes! Urgent care centers are equipped with the medical technology and clinical staff to provide immediate acute illness and injury treatment. In addition, First Call Urgent Care also provides walk-in clinic access so patients don’t have to wait in line or schedule an appointment for care.
Anytime you experience an acute illness please go to First Call as soon as you can. The faster you get care, the quicker your symptoms and pain can go away. If you have even more questions call us directly at 410-730-3399.